Members Of The Original Meters, Lettuce To Bring ‘Foundation of Funk’ To NYC

first_imgLegendary funkmasters across generations will come together on Friday, May 20th at Brooklyn’s The Hall at MP to play the music of one of the most important bands in the history of funk: The Meters. With a band consisting of original Meters members, as well as special guests from Lettuce, the funk is strong with this one. Get tickets here with presale code L4LM.The lineup features original Meters members George Porter Jr. on bass and Zigaboo Modeliste on drums, joined by Lettuce & Soulive’s Eric Krasno on guitar and Neal Evans on keys. These funk giants represent some of the most prolific musicians of their time, and the opportunity to see them come together and perform the music that started it all will be a truly special experience.Members of Dumpstaphunk and the New Mastersounds have collaborated on past Foundation of Funk lineups. The addition of the Lettuce cats will certainly make it extra funky!Tickets go on sale this Friday, March 11th right here. **Get them now with presale code L4LM**last_img read more

Ming continues Podium form -‘noses’ to Saturday win

first_imgIT was a fight to the finish for overseas-based Guyanese Calvin Ming, who carved out his inaugural win for team Pelfrey in the Formula 1600 series,round 17 in New Jersey.Ming stood proudly atop the podium on Saturday;having edged out teammate Phillippe Denes by 0.001 of a second and Neil K-Hill motor sports Verhagen in the first of the three-race weekend.Pelfrey’s Calvin Ming ‘noses’ past his teammate Phillippe Denes in the first race of the day Pelfrey’s Calvin Ming ‘noses’ past his teammate Phillippe Denes in the first race of the dayFollowing the race, Series officials went to the video, looking at multiple angles, as the finish was too close to call. Officials also inspected the transponder box locations in each Mygale chassis, according to the F1600 site.“It was a good race, at the start. Peter Portante and I managed to get away but in the end everyone came on strong,” said Ming, who drives the No. 82 machine for Team Pelfrey.In race two, a late charge from Verhagen saw him win the first of two races on Sunday morning ahead of teammate Peter Portante,who finished second while Saturday’s winner Calvin Ming was third for Team Pelfrey.Verhagen started the race in last place and moved up before joining teammate Portante. That lead did not last long, however, as Ming and Phillippe Denes, for Team Pelfrey, tracked down the K-Hill duo as the race wound down.But a spirted effort from the two K-Hill drivers pushed them to more than a second ahead when the flag droppedVerhagen completed his double in the final race of the day,with team mate Portante second; Denes finished in third and Ming fourth.last_img read more

Charges refiled in baby death

first_imgProsecutors refiled murder charges against a Southern California college student accused of abandoning her newborn son’s body in a trash bin after a judge dismissed the original count. Superior Court Judge David Wesley said Friday there was only sufficient evidence for Holly Ashcraft to stand trial on lesser charges of involuntary manslaughter and child endangerment. “Not knowing clearly what the cause of death was, if an act or omission by this defendant could have or would have caused the death, not knowing in fact if she was capable of rendering aid, I cannot find implied malice,” Wesley said as he dismissed the murder charge. Prosecutors then refiled charges against Ashcraft, 22, of Billings, Mont., who was arrested in October 2005 after the newborn’s body was found by a homeless man sifting through trash behind a popular USC hangout. Legal experts said prosecutors can refile a criminal case once and the move is considered unusual. “They’re hoping to get another judge who will take a more generous view of the evidence,” said Loyola Law School professor Laurie Levenson. An autopsy report concluded the baby had been born alive because there was air in the lungs. The cause of death was listed as homicide. Ashcraft’s attorney, Mark Geragos, contends the baby was stillborn and cited medical evidence that stillborn babies can have air in their lungs. Geragos said his client, who attended the hearing, had been “within striking distance of putting this nightmare behind her.” Ashcraft’s bail was kept at $200,000 and she will remain under house arrest with electronic monitoring. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

20 days agoArsenal fullback Kieran Tierney not interested in London sightseeing

first_imgArsenal fullback Kieran Tierney not interested in London sightseeingby Paul Vegas20 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveArsenal fullback Kieran Tierney admits he’s never been to central London despite signing this summer.The full-back moved from boyhood club Celtic to join the Gunners and since then, has had to cope with the transition with moving from Glasgow to London.The defender said: “Coming to London has been a huge change for me.“I’m a home boy who has always stayed with my parents and now I’ve come to a new country and a massive city.“I’m living on my own for the first time and it’s not been great. I need to cook every night and I’m still learning how to do that. But I’ll get there.“People back home ask me ‘what’s London like?’ But I have no idea because I’ve never been into the city.“I train, I work hard, I go home to recover and I train the next day. It’s just a simple life and I put everything into football.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

7 days agoChelsea boss Lampard blows fuse with Deschamps over Kante treatment

first_imgChelsea boss Lampard blows fuse with Deschamps over Kante treatmentby Paul Vegas7 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveChelsea boss Frank Lampard has hit out at France coach Didier Deschamps and his medical team over their handling of N’Golo Kante.Kante will miss Chelsea’s home game against Newcastle due to a groin problem and Lampard was clearly frustrated that his midfielder, who has also been dogged by knee, ankle and hamstring issues this season, was not sent home from international duty sooner.Kante was ruled out of France’s first game after picking up the problem in the warm-up before their 1-0 win in Iceland.Lampard said: “We didn’t get him [Kante] back until after the second game [Turkey] and he’s not fit for Saturday.”Before the international break, I know Didier Deschamps mentioned in jest a little bit about Olivier Giroud and that was obviously quite light-hearted and I get it, we all have our selection problems and he had his in the two games.”But the Kante one was not a laughing matter because we communicated before the last international break because he was injured so couldn’t go.”Let’s think what benefits the player, he didn’t go, we both agreed on that. That’s how things should work.”After the first game when he pulled out, he then had a fitness test the day before the second game, it was clear that he couldn’t play.”He then sat on the bench on the evening of the game, so that’s not communication, so it’s not such a laughing matter I suppose.”And it’s more for Kante himself because he’s not an inexperienced player, he’s been around the block, he’s won World Cups, he’s been a fantastic player. I think that probably could have been handled better for sure.”Our doctors were speaking and there were some times when things weren’t coming back to us when I would expect them to come back – that’s what I mean about communication.”Even though we joked about the communication from the time before, that was much better to deal with it, as opposed to not.”We got a player back a bit later. I understand when players are on international duty, they are their player as such but it was quite clear he wasn’t fit to play.”From our point of view we would have wanted him back to work on him but it’s been and gone and as with every international player I will try and have open lines of communication with every manager for both our sake’s.”Kante, for instance, the first squad, nobody would have benefited from him going – me, him or France.”We have to think about the long-term and the care of the player as well so that’s sometimes a bit of a grey area.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

11W Pays Homage To Ezekiel Elliott With An “85 Yards Through The Heart Of The South” T-Shirt

first_imgEzekiel Elliott running the ball for Ohio State.GLENDALE, AZ – JANUARY 01: Running back Ezekiel Elliott #15 of the Ohio State Buckeyes runs up field during the first half of the BattleFrog Fiesta Bowl against the Notre Dame Fighting Irish at University of Phoenix Stadium on January 1, 2016 in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Jennifer Stewart/Getty Images)Back on January 1, the Ohio State Buckeyes shocked the college football world when they knocked off the No. 1-seeded Alabama Crimson Tide in the Sugar Bowl. Buckeyes running back Ezekiel Elliott ran all over Alabama, racking up 230 yards on just 20 carries. His most important run came late in the fourth quarter, as he broke off an 85-yard score with his team ahead by less than a touchdown.The guys over at Eleven Warriors have put together an incredible tee shirt to commemorate the play. It’s titled “85 Yards Through The Heart Of The South”, and it features a graphic of the play diagram. Check it out:Here’s a clip of the play, if you haven’t seen it before. Ohio State fans certainly have.You can pick one up here. We imagine that there won’t be too many orders coming from the Yellowhammer state.last_img read more

Remains Found on Seabed Belong to Sewol Victim

first_imgzoom South Korean authorities have identified a bone found at the Sewol sinking site in early May as belonging to one of the nine still missing persons, according to the country’s Ministry of Oceans and Fisheries.The bone was identified to be from Danwon High School teacher Go Chang-suk, Korea Herald informed. The 35-centimeter shinbone, which was located during an underwater search of the wreckage site near Jindo, was the first major discovery since the start of the investigation in April.Over the weekend, the search party found 16 bone pieces on the fourth deck. The remains were reportedly identified as belonging to a student of Danwon High School, Cho Eun-hwa.Earlier this week the teams conducting a search operation aboard the salvaged wreck found 13 human bone fragments, Korea Herald cited data released by the Ministry of Oceans and Fisheries. Nine fragments were located inside a passenger cabin on the ferry’s third deck, while the remaining fragments were found in mud collected from the third and fourth decks.Korea Herald added that the fragments would be sent for DNA analysis.The 6,800-ton Sewol ferry sank on April 16, 2014, off Jindo Island resulting in the deaths of 304 people. 250 of the ferry’s passengers were high school students on a school trip.Almost three years after the ill-fated event, the South Korean government managed to lift the wreck from the seabed. The resting place of the ship was some 44 meters below the surface.World Maritime News Staff; Image Courtesy: Youtube Screenshot/ Arirang Newslast_img read more

HapagLloyd Extends Liner Agency Deal with GAC Nigeria

first_imgzoom German container shipping company Hapag-Lloyd has renewed a liner agency agreement with GAC Nigeria, following its merger with the United Arab Shipping Company (UASC) earlier this year.Under the extended agreement, GAC will handle all aspects of Hapag-Lloyd/UASC’s business in Nigeria including husbandry services, sales, customer service and the import and export of a large number of containers.Five years ago, Hapag-Lloyd and GAC Nigeria signed their first liner agency agreement for which a dedicated team and office was set up specifically to handle all of its activities in the country.The merger of the two shipping lines is expected to result in a substantial increase in business for Hapag-Lloyd in Nigeria, prompting significant investment in office assets and personnel by GAC Nigeria to meet the demands of additional business, GAC said.Following the merger, Hapag-Lloyd intends to deploy some of the largest vessels able to call at Nigerian ports and set up a new service for West Africa which will call directly to Nigeria.last_img read more

OurSaintsTHERE has never been a more exciting tim

first_img#OurSaintsTHERE has never been a more exciting time to be a Saints Season Ticket Holder.Super League is evolving… 2015 will see new and exciting changes to the League’s structure, reducing the number of competing teams to 12 and completely refreshing and intensifying the Play-off system.This will mean that every game and every minute truly matters and in a more competitive and high quality league. With these welcome changes, securing a high league position throughout the season is now more crucial than ever with only the top four teams ultimately qualifying for the Play-off semi-finals after all league games are completed.The bottom four teams will then join the top eight teams of the Championship to battle it out for their place in Super League for the 2016 season.As a club, we wholeheartedly welcome these improvements to our game and will, as ever, strive to finish top of the pile in Super League to secure our position in the Play-offs.We want the Town to be proud of Our Club and Our Game.This means that your Season Ticket for 2015 is even better value with more big games and more meaningful matches.As a Club, we have so much to be proud of…OUR STADIUMThe best rugby league stadium in the countryOUR PLAYERSA core of young British talentOUR HERITAGESteeped in honours and legendsOUR SUCCESSStill the most successful club in the Super League eraOUR BADGEA badge to wear with pride.And most importantly…YOU OUR FANSTo view all details of prices, Direct Debit options, a full explanation of the new league structure and links to buy online click here.Five Year Season Ticket Holders will have their season ticket automatically renewed and they can collect their tickets from the Ticket Office at Langtree Park from September 30.last_img read more